The Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon and Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly has announced that he will not seek re-election next May.
Tony Hogg was elected in 2012, and says he is proud of his achievements in overseeing the force.
ITV News asked his office why Mr Hogg was stepping down. This is their response.
- Having set up the role and made it a success, he feels it is a good time to move on
- Staying on another term will take him over the age of 70
- His job keeps him away most weekdays and he wants to spend more time with his family
- He is not stepping down - he will still be in post until May, with a lot to achieve before then.
You can read more about Mr Hogg's plans here.
Tony Hogg has announced that he will not seek re-election as Police and Crime Commissioner for Devon, Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly next May. Mr Hogg, was elected in November 2012 and will step down in eight months' time.
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Tony Hogg who used to run RNAS Culdrose was elected as the first police and crime commissioner for the force. The result was declared just after midnight following a marathon count of more than thirteen hours.
Mr. Hogg who stood for the Conservatives polled more than 69,000 votes compared to his nearest rival Devon county councillor Brian Greenslade who got more than 37,000.He stood as an Independent.Eight other candidates were eliminated in an earlier round.